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Coastal Voices: Being a Battery Point keeper mystical, magical experience

My name is Karen Ferguson and I would like to address the Jan. 17 article, “The keepers: Buttoning up Battery Point is not all charm and romance.” I disagree with the depiction of the life of a keeper.

You see, my husband and I have also had the great honor (and I emphasize “honor”), of being the lighthouse keepers at Battery Point Lighthouse this past year for three different months. My husband and I were selected as volunteers to serve as keepers of the light for nearly the entire month of May and then again in August and October 2008.

The majority of lighthouses in California and Oregon are non-operational and even fewer recruit volunteers to serve as keepers. The tradition of lighthouse keepers throughout the Pacific Northwest, in and of itself, is worthy of syndicated press coverage. Your article neither took into consideration the rich history of Battery Point’s keepers nor did it present the real purpose of a keepers’ responsibilities in the Pacific Northwest, especially one as special as Battery Point.

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